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Family Life in Native America

Family Life in Native America


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ISBN-13: 9780313337956
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Series: Family Life through History Series
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

James M. Volo, PhD, has been teaching physics, physical science, and astronomy for the past 39 years. He received his bachelor's from City College in New York, his masters from American Military University, and his doctorate from Berne University. He has taught on the Graduate level for more than 15 years and authored several reference works regarding U.S. military, social, and cultural history. In addition, he has consulted on TV and movie productions. Among his published works are Blue Water Patriots: The American Revolution Afloat (Greenwood, 2006), Daily Life in Civil War America (Greenwood, 1998), Family Life in the 19th Century (Greenwood, 2007), the Popular Culture of the Antebellum Period (Greenwood, 2004), and the Encyclopedia of the Antebellum South (Greenwood, 2000). Several of which were co-authored with his wife Dorothy Denneen Volo. Presently, Dr. Volo teaches at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Dorothy Denneen Volo is a math teacher at Norwalk Public Schools in Norwalk, Conn. She is co-author of Family Life in 17th and 18th Century America (Greenwood, 2006), Daily Life during the American Revolution (Greenwood, 2003), and many other Greenwood titles.

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Introduction: First Contacts with Native America     xi
An Overview of the Native American World     1
An Environmental Geography of the Northeast Woodlands     3
The Structure of Woodland Society     21
The Indian Family as Villagers     41
Native American Kinship Systems     43
Child Rearing from Birth to Marriage     69
A World Wrought from Nature     89
The Bountiful Earth Mother     131
The Indian Family and the Spiritual World     155
Native American Ceremonies and Rituals     157
The Tomahawk and the Cross     187
The Indian Family in Conflict     207
Wilderness Warfare     209
The Fur Trade     231
Intertribal Trade and Conflict     247
The Indian Family as Diplomats     279
Dispossessing the First Nations     281
The Indian Alliances     297
Fighting Back: The Dark and Bloody Ground     335
Epilogue: The Small Wars and Manifest Destiny     347
North American Indian Lifestyles     353
Maps     375
Selected Bibliography     383
Index     387

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